A local consortium comprised of regional college and university career centers, along with the Iowa City Area Development Group and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, are hosting a “mocktail reception” from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, at the Kirkwood Center. The “mocktail reception” is a private function and will include employers looking to hire in the near to immediate future as well as up to a hundred students.
As part of ongoing workforce development strategies, the Iowa City Area Development Group and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance partner with the Higher Education Connection to provide perspective from the local human resources community.
The Higher Education Connection is comprised of colleges, universities, and education centers including Coe College, Cornell College, Kirkwood Community College, Mt. Mercy University, University of Iowa, Kaplan University, and ITT Technical Institute. The organization hosts events throughout the year to connect employers, students and the community. Event topics have ranged from internships and career placement tips to hiring international students and brain drain.